Cisco WAP581 | Access Point | Dual Band , AC2800 Wave 2, 4x4 MU
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Cisco WAP581 | Access Point | Dual Band , AC2800 Wave 2, 4x4 MU-MIMO, 1x RJ45 2,5Gb/s, 1x RJ45 1Gb/s, PoE

Cisco WAP581 | Access Point | Dual Band , AC2800 Wave 2, 4x4 MU-MIMO, 1x RJ45 2,5Gb/s, 1x RJ45 1Gb/s, PoE

CODE: WAP581-E-K9 / EAN: 0882658968907
154,20 GBP without VAT
Maximum wireless transmission speed: 2800 Mb/s
Operating frequency: Dual Band (2.4GHz, 5GHz)


Cisco WAP581 - Dual Band Wave 2 wireless access point with 2.5 GbE LAN

Wi-Fi is nowadays a basic way of mobile Internet access, so small and medium enterprises are looking for simple, easy to implement Wi-Fi networks to provide their employees and customers with the best quality of service. Businesses today depend on cloud-based applications like Office 365 or Gmail to stay productive, so they need a reliable and fast wireless network that can access critical applications without delay.

CISCO WAP581 Access Point

The Cisco WAP581 Wireless-AC Dual Radio Wave 2 access point with LAN 2.5 Gb/s is a simple, cost-effective way to expand a highly secure and efficient network for employees and visitors, allowing them to work anywhere in the office, no matter what mobile devices they use.

Cisco WAP581 - special features

  • Provides 802.11ac Wave 2 connectivity at up to 2.8 Gbps
  • 4x4 MU-MIMO on 5 GHz radio and 3x3 MIMO on 2.4 GHz radio for maximum performance
  • 2.5 Gb/s and 1 Gb/s LANs with energy-efficient Ethernet and link aggregation
  • Supports both Power over Ethernet (PoE) and AC power with external power supply
  • Provides an integrated tool for wireless radio spectrum analysis that detects nearby radio frequency interference for easy troubleshooting
  • Secure guest access to Wi-Fi
  • Integration with Cisco Umbrella to protect wireless devices against malware and phishing
  • Offers a single point configuration that does not require a controller to easily and cost-effectively deploy multiple access points
  • Works with the Cisco® FindIT Management platform - software for managing and monitoring the Cisco 100-500 series products
  • Works right out of the box, easy installation, user-friendly configuration and mobile device wizard
  • Lifetime hardware warranty

Amazing performance

Cisco WAP581 uses a dual-band radio to increase range and user capabilities. With 4x4 MU-MIMO technology on 5 GHz radio and 3x3 MIMO on 2.4 GHz radio the access point works with maximum performance, providing a better user experience. Two Gigabit Ethernet LAN interfaces, one 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet and one 1 Gigabit Ethernet with PoE, facilitate flexible installation and reduce cabling costs. Intelligent Quality of Service (QoS) features give priority to bandwidth-sensitive traffic such as VoIP and video.


To increase reliability and protect confidential business information, the WAP581 supports both Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Personal and Enterprise and encrypts all wireless transmissions with powerful encryption. Authentication with 802.1X RADIUS protocol protects against unauthorized access. The WAP581 access point is integrated with Cisco Umbrella to protect employees and visitors from Internet threats such as malware.


Access points are designed for smooth scaling. The Single Point Setup single point configuration requires no additional controller, simplifying the deployment of multiple access points without additional hardware. With the Cisco WAP581, you can extend your business-class wireless network to your employees and guests anywhere in the office, with the flexibility to meet current and new business needs as your business grows.

Features of Cisco WAP581 access point

  • Parallel dual-band radio support offering up to 2.1 Gbps on 5 GHz radio and 600 Mbps on 2.4 GHz radio allows the most efficient use of bandwidth and range
  • Robust security measures, including WPA2, 802.1X with secure RADIUS authentication, detection of fraudulent access points that help protect sensitive business information
  • Wi-Fi Scheduler - controlling access to Wi-Fi networks during and outside business hours
  • Simple installation, intuitive configuration and wizard for easy deployment and configuration in just a few minutes
  • Plug and Play function for mass deployments when using FindIT network management platform
  • Integrated Wireless Packet Capture tool for problem solving
  • A smart QoS system that prioritizes network traffic to keep key network applications running at peak performance
  • Bridge mode for workgroups to expand the network via a wireless connection to a second Ethernet network
  • Elegant, minimalist design with multiple internal antennas and universal mounting kit for ceiling, wall or desk installation


Features / filters
LAN standard Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mb/s
Maximum wireless transmission speed 2800 Mb/s
Number of LAN ports 1x 10/100/1000BaseTX (RJ45), 1x [2,5G (RJ45)] ,
Operating frequency Dual Band (2.4GHz, 5GHz)
Wireless network standards IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2, IEEE 802.11n,
Antenna gain Under 10dbi
Antenna type Outside
Application Indoor
MIMO Type MU-MIMO 4x4, 3x3,
Numbers of pieces in the package 1-pack
Type of device power supply Power supply, PoE 802.3af/at,

Technical Specification

Cabling Category 5e or higher
Standards IEEE 802.11ac, 802.11a, 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.3af, 802.3u, 802.1X, 802.1Q (VLAN), 802.1D (Spanning Tree), 802.11i (WPA2 security), 802.11e (Wireless QoS), IPv4 (RFC 791) and IPv6 (RFC 2460)
Antennas Interior antennas optimized for wall or ceiling installation
Operating system Linux software
Physical Interfaces
Ports 2 GE ports - one 2.5 G and one 10/100/1000 Ethernet, with 802.3at support in PoE
Buttons Reset button
Lockout socket Kensington Castle Nest
LEDs One multifunctional LED
Physical specification
Physical dimensions 38 mm x 229 mm x 229 mm
Weight 1.4 kg
Network capabilities
VLAN support Yes
Number of VLANs VLAN 1 for management + 32 VLANs for SSIDs
802.1X supplicant Yes
Service Set Identifier (SSID)-to-VLAN mapping Yes
Automatic channel selection Yes
Spanning tree Yes
Load balancing Yes
IPv6 Yes
IPv6 host support
IPv6 RADIUS, syslog and network time protocol (NTP)
Layer 2 VLANs based on 802.1Q, 32 active VLANs + 1 VLAN management
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and WPA2 Yes
Access control Access Control List (ACL) and MAC ACL management
Safe management HTTPS
SSID broadcasting Yes
Detection of hostile access points Yes
Installation and physical safety
Many mounting options Included mounting bracket for easy installation on the ceiling or wall
Physical security lock Kensington's lockout socket
Quality of Service
QoS Customer Wi-Fi (WMM TSPEC) and QoS traffic and media specifications
Wireless network bandwidth Data transfer rate up to 2.8 Gb/s
Number of clients Up to 200 users, 50 active users per radio
Managing multiple access points
Single Point Setup Yes
Number of access points per cluster 16
Active clients per cluster 960
Web-based user interface Built-in network user interface for easy browser-based configuration (HTTP and HTTPS)
Management protocols Web browser, SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) v3 and Bonjour
Remote management Yes
Recording of events Local remote syslog and e-mail alerts
Network diagnostics Registration and interception of packages
Firmware update via web browser Firmware update via web browser; configuration file imported or exported
DHCP DHCP client
IPv6 host Yes
HTTP redirect Yes
Wireless network
Frequency Dual, concurrent (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
Type of radio and modulation Dual radio
IEEE 802.11a/n: OFDM (BPSK/QPSK/16QAM/64QAM/256QAM)
IEEE 802.11ac: OFDM (BPSK/QPSK/16QAM/64QAM/256QAM)
WLAN 802.11n/ac
4x4 MU-MIMO at 5 GHz and 3x3 MIMO at 2.4 GHz
802.11 Dynamic frequency selection (DFS)
Supported data rates IEEE 802.11b: DSSS (1/2/5.5/11)
IEEE 802.11g: OFDM (6/9/12/18/24/36/48/54)
IEEE 802.11b: 12.94 MHz
IEEE 802.11g: 24.49 MHz
EEE 802.11n MCS0 (HT20): 27.44 MHz
IEEE 802.11n MCS0 (HT40): 36.18 MHz
IEEE 802.11b: 29.76 dBm
IEEE 802.11g: 29.24 dBm
IEEE 802.11n MCS0 (HT20): 29.25 dBm
IEEE 802.11n MCS0 (HT40): 23.81 dBm
Wireless network isolation Wireless insulation between clients
External antennas None
Internal antennas 4 x internal, fixed PIFA antennas
Antenna reinforcement 3.61 dBi - 2.4 GHz
6.23 dBi - 5 GHz
Wireless Distribution System (WDS) Yes
Fast roaming Yes
Multiple SSIDs 16 on the radio
Wireless VLAN map Yes
WLAN security Yes
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) Yes, with automatic energy saving
Modes of operation
Access point Access Point Mode, Wireless Domain Services Bridging (WDS) and Workgroup Bridge Mode
Power options IEEE 802.3at/af Ethernet switch
Cisco Injector: SB-PWR-INJ2-xx
Cisco power supply: SB-PWR-48v-xx
Peak power: 18 watts
Compatibility Security:
- UL 60950-1
- CAN/CSA-C22.2 No 60950-1
- IEC 60950-1
- EN 60950-1
Radio authorisations:
- FCC, part 15.247, 15.407
RSS-210 (Canada)
- EN 300.328, EN 301.893 (Europe)
Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C
Storage temperature -20°C to 70°C
Moisture 10% to 85%, non-condensing
Storage humidity 5% to 90%, non-condensing
System memory 256-MB RAM
128-MB flash
Package contents 1 x WAP581
Ceiling and wall mounting kit
Quick start instructions
Ethernet network cable
Minimum requirements Switch or router with PoE support, PoE injector or 48V/1.25 A AC adapter
Web-based configuration: web browser and FindIT network management software
Guarantee Limited manufacturer's warranty for life



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